"At The Met, more people (ten million a month) are now experiencing The Met collection on Wikipedia than on metmuseum.org (two million a month). Furthermore, they’re doing so in languages and contexts that are near impossible for The Met to replicate and support on its own website."
Fantastic step-by-step explanation of how to create a #Wikidata query. The example produces an interactive map of female writers from North African countries, with photos, in 14 lines of code.
It plugs into #opendata sources: #Wikidata, #OpenLibrary and #OpenStreetMap (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: https://github.com/eloquence/lib.reviews - IRC: #lib.reviews on irc.freenode.net - Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#lib.reviews:matrix.org
Google's Talk to Books allows you to ask a question and see answers from the millions of books they've digitized:
To do this they built a model from a billion conversations. I wonder what the conversations were? I guess they could be search queries and clicked responses ... but maybe not?
Fuscia sounds both amazing and scary. An AI/assistant first operating system is equally the most amazing thing and the most intrusive thing. I suppose everything is headed this way, but it will be interesting to see how much resistance is offered to counter these types of things (my guess is not much until it's way too late) https://9to5google.com/2018/03/23/fuchsia-friday-maxwell/
I got some good photos today. I won't share them all here, but for those interested (*cough* @RoseLemberg@twitter.com *cough*) they'll be going up on Flickr shortly.
This Golden Pheasant has been dubbed Donald by the locals for his hairstyle.
Syncing my Twitter account with Mastodon posts: https://medium.com/@pimterry/sync-your-mastodon-back-to-twitter-3c72f2bc8626
My first Firefox Addon: rewrites requests to the mobile Wikipedia website to the standard desktop one: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/skip-mobile-wikipedia/
It's 100% functional on both desktop and android versions of Firefox (the latter being my main motivation). Writing web extensions is awesomely easy.
« Making women more visible online—with Wikidata tools! » https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/29/increasing-visibility-women-with-wikidata/
how awesome would that be if #PeerTube built it's video tagging system on #Wikidata? :D https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/issues/352#issuecomment-377204232
"Which Wikipedia article makes it impossible to get to Hitler in less than 5 clicks?"
Testing Mastodon => Twitter syndication
Testing mastodon => Twitter forwarding via IFTTT
Nice in-depth article on latest developments in clean (lab-grown) meat production. Excited to see this happening within my lifetime. Not for everyone but reducing the environmental impact of meat production alone would be a huge benefit.
freeyourstuff.cc, mostly a browser extension, now also has a command line downloader for your contributions to proprietary sites, using #puppeteer. It's still a bit experimental, but you can check it out here:
cool work on wasm + rust!